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Harvest & Hurricanes…Time to Use PLAN!

Bottom Line: PLAN is a tool that works!  

The Propane Logistics Analysis Network (PLAN) was launched in 2019 and since, more than 2,700 wait times have been reported at supply points around the country by 4,100 users. During the widespread arctic blast of February 2021, PLAN provided critical information to the industry that was used to help secure a waiver to hours of service regulations covering 34 states. This shows how important it is to continue to use PLAN to demonstrate the length of wait times at supply points around the country. Use of PLAN, especially during periods of high demand such as grain drying following harvest, and disasters like hurricanes, is essential to help drivers and marketers plan ahead. Submitting a report of a wait time is more helpful than just viewing a wait time; it illustrates the demands of the industry. As trucks arrive at locations, wait times will change and reporting these changes helps everyone.

PLAN relies on you! Marketers, drivers, dispatchers, terminal managers, and wholesalers all play a part. It takes less than a minute to submit a wait time from your mobile device or desktop computer. Your use of PLAN will encourage others to use it too.

PLAN is available online at and through an update to the NPGAction app. To get the NPGAction app, visit the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Please note PLAN does not represent supply levels, pricing, or other market variables, and may be subject to error.

With your help and continued use, this tool will grow and provide timely information to the industry. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.